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HRC to Honor Transgender Trailblazer and Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference

Today the HRC Foundation announced that it will honor transgender advocate Gavin Grimm with an Upstander Award at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The conference is co-presented by the National Education ...

Victory! Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

Today, a federal court in Seattle ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. The ruling came in the lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN challenging the ban and prevents the ...

HRC Reiterates Opposition to Trump-Pence's Anti-LGBTQ Nominee L. Steven Grasz

Last month, HRC opposed the nomination of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit based on his long public track record of opposing equality for LGBTQ people. With a procedural vote on his nomination scheduled for today, HRC is again calling on the U.S. Senate to ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 11, 2017

COUNTDOWN TO SPECIAL ELECTION FOR ALA.’S OPEN U.S. SENATE SEAT: HRC was proud to endorse Doug Jones in this race and to campaign and canvass for his pro-equality agenda and against Roy Moore’s dangerous, hateful policies and rhetoric. “It feels, in a way, that we’ve been ...

HRC Commemorates Human Rights Day with Advocates & Allies of the Year Awards

Post submitted by Jay Gilliam, HRC Global Senior Global Programs Officer On December 10, HRC commemorates Human Rights Day, marking the date in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration was the first time the global community ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 8, 2017

HRC RELEASES ANNUAL BUYER’S GUIDE JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING: The Buying for Workplace Equality guide helps equality-minded shoppers stand with companies who stand with the LGBTQ community. It provides invaluable consumer information based on company scores reported in HRC’s ...

HRC Releases 2018 Buyer's Guide In Time for Holiday Shopping Season

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, equality-minded shoppers can stand with companies who stand with the LGBTQ community by using the new HRC Foundation’s popular consumer guide to hundreds of American companies to choose brands and retail outlets committed to LGBTQ-inclusive workplace ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 7, 2017

LOVE WINS! AUSTRALIA PASSES MARRIAGE EQUALITY: HRC joins the world in celebrating the Australian House of Representatives’ overwhelming vote earlier today in favor of marriage equality legislation. The measure passed with only four opposing votes. The Australian Senate previously passed the ...

Up to 400 Communities Across Nation Join National “I Am Jazz” Day of Readings

Today, in up to 400 communities across the country, thousands of parents, educators and allies will stand in solidarity with transgender and non-binary youth by hosting school and community readings of "I Am Jazz," a children’s book by transgender teen trailblazer and HRC Youth Ambassador Jazz ...

BREAKING: Australia to Become 25th Country With Marriage Equality

HRC celebrates the Australian House of Representatives’ overwhelming vote in favor of marriage equality legislation. The measure passed with only four votes against it. The Australian Senate previously passed the measure by a vote of 43 to 12. “We welcome Australia into the growing ...

HRC Endorses Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin for Re-election

Today, HRC announced its endorsement of Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin in her bid for re-election. “We were proud to stand with Senator Baldwin when she made history in 2012, and today we are thrilled to enthusiastically endorse her bid for a second term in the U.S. Senate,” said HRC ...

HRC Calls on Congress to Reject NRA Gun Bill

HRC urged Members of Congress to vote “no” on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The bill, which has been identified as high priority legislation by the National Rifle Association , would allow people who are prohibited from getting a concealed carry permit in a state ...

HRC Joins Allies to Demand a Clean #DreamActNow

Today, HRC joins Dreamers from across the nation on Capitol Hill to demand that Congress pass a clean DREAM Act and protect thousands of dreamers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. “Thousands of lives are already at risk and if Congress fails to act, many more dreamers -- ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 6, 2017

HAPPENING TODAY -- RALLY AT CAPITOL URGING CONGRESS TO PASS A CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW: Dreamers will converge on the Capitol to urge lawmakers to protect them from attacks by the Trump-Pence Administration. Dreamers are recipients of DACA, created by the Obama administration in 2012 to protect 800,000 ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 5, 2017

HAPPENING NOW -- SCOTUS HEARING ARGUMENTS IN MASTERPIECE CASE OF BUSINESS THAT TURNED AWAY SAME-SEX COUPLE: The case, which will be decided by next June, will either protect the fundamental equality of LGBTQ people -- or it could set a dangerous precedent giving businesses a license to discriminate. ...

SCOTUS Arguments Today in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case; Case Could Have Consequences for LGBTQ People

Today, HRC released the following statements ahead of oral arguments this morning at the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, which will be decided by next June, will either protect the fundamental equality of LGBTQ ...

Informe HRC Equidad MX reconoce 32 centro laborales inclusivos de personas LGBT en México

Hoy, la Fundación Human Rights Campaign, en colaboración con PEMEX - la compañía petrolera estatal más grande de México- lanzó el Informe HRC Equidad MX 2018, la primera evaluación de su tipo, diseñada para promover la inclusión LGBT en los centros laborales en México. Un total de 32 importantes ...

HRC Equidad MX Report Recognizes 32 LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces in Mexico

Today, the HRC Foundation, in partnership with PEMEX, Mexico’s largest state-owned petroleum company,  launched the 2018 HRC Equidad MX Report, a first-of-its-kind assessment designed to increase LGBT-inclusion in workplaces across Mexico. Thirty-two major major employers earned top ratings in ...

Ten Minutes of Your Time Can Help Protect the Future of LGBTQ Equality

Post submitted by West Honeycutt, HRC Planned Gift Officer. If you are like most people, reviewing the beneficiaries on your 401k, life insurance or other retirement account is not something that particularly excites you. Yet, as the end of the year approaches, now is the perfect time to review your ...

HRC Launches Survey To Capture Workplace Experiences with Paid or Unpaid Leave

Today, HRC launched a major national survey of LGBTQ people’s experiences with taking both paid and unpaid leave from work. The survey is open to LGBTQ people over age 18. Eligible adults can take the survey here for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Every year, millions of Americans ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 4, 2017

TOMORROW -- SCOTUS TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN MASTERPIECE CASE OF BUSINESS THAT TURNED AWAY SAME-SEX COUPLE: It involves a baker who refused to serve a gay couple in violation of Colorado’s statewide nondiscrimination law. The baker, who lost before the Colorado Supreme Court, has been granted a ...